Purpose: The Celtic Drill incorporates the outlet pass, layup, baseball pass, and the ability to catch the basketball on a dead run and put it on the floor for a layup without traveling. Also an excellent drill for building up speed and stamina.
Drill: The drill begins with player 1 standing on the low block and player 2 standing in the outlet area. Player 1 outlets the basketball to player 2. Player 2 drives wide the full length of the court for a layup.
Player 1, after making the outlet pass, sprints to the opposite free throw line, turns, and sprints back down the court looking for a long pass from player 2.
After shooting the layup, player 2 gets own rebound, takes one dribble and throws a long baseball pass to player 1. Player 2 sprints down the court to retrieve player 1’s rebound before the ball hits the floor.
Switch positions and repeat or have next twosome jump on the court (the next twosome can also start once the layup is taken on the far end of the court.